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At 7 years old, children in the Andes of Peru begin walking up to 8 hours daily to get to school...

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When they get to school, they are taught from a westernised curriculum which is irrelevant to their needs...

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Just the first of many obstacles which face a Quechua child growing up in modern Peru...

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In 2008, Amantani spoke with the parents from one school and decided to help them take action...

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Together we established 2 boarding houses, each for 22 girls...

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And then one for 20 boys...

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Our inter-cultural approach helps children take advantage of the modernisation of their district, rather than fall victim to it...

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"I'm happy in the boarding house because now I don't have to walk like before. I used to arrive home very tired and didn't have time to do homework."

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"Thanks to the project, everything has got better in my studies as well as other areas. I am not so shy like I used to be."

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"It is so unusual to find a project where the emphasis is on the locals making a difference for themselves."
Sally Woodford
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Meet My World 2014

Meet My World 2014 is officially launched!

This year, we asked 12 children to write and present films that will teach you traditional skills from their communities. The idea is simple: the more people that learn from the children's films, the prouder they will be.

The children's beautiful films are now available online on the Meet My World website.

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